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Protests and controversy over how U. of Michigan responded to athlete's concusssionOpen in a New Window

University's lack of immediate response to a concussion leads to mass student protests and demands for dismissal of athletic director.

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Survey shows training and support remain top issues among IT officialsOpen in a New Window

Chief information officers have for years said they care about training professors and students, but a new survey shows they have yet to figure out how.

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Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen delivers a keynote speech during the 2014 Educause conference.

 

Education Department awards $75 million in innovation grants to collegesOpen in a New Window

Education Department awards its "First in the World" innovation grants, for which nearly 500 institutions applied. The 24 winners will share $75 million in available federal funding. 

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Are STEM fields more gender-balanced than non-STEM fields in Ph.D. production?Open in a New Window

New study finds that STEM fields aren't actually worse than other disciplines in attracting talented students to doctoral study.

 

Future of sex-themed Brown party unknown after student organizers cancel itOpen in a New Window

Student group behind the long-running Sex Power God event at Brown University has canceled it, citing concerns about sexual assaults and other inappropriate behavior.

 

New JSTOR online magazine seeks to expand access to archivesOpen in a New Window

New daily online magazine from the digital archive seeks to be "where news meets its scholarly match."

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Both complainants and respondents in sexual assault cases question privacy policiesOpen in a New Window

Privacy is paramount in dealing with sexual assault cases. But is there such a thing as too much privacy?

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U. of Delaware students protest its sexual assault policy this month on campus.

 

Should colleges ban fraternities and sororities?Open in a New Window

Despite well-publicized moves by a few colleges to curb their Greek systems, at most large institutions and many others, the houses are too central to campus housing, social life and alumni to be seriously threatened.

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College endowment funds likely had another year of double-digit returnsOpen in a New Window

Many wealthier institutions are reporting double-digit endowment growth.

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Interview with book author on roles of women's colleges around the worldOpen in a New Window

While women's colleges and universities are declining in number in the U.S. and Europe, they play a growing role in providing access and developing female leaders around the world, writes Kristen Renn.

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